Acting by cast
Kolaigaran is a well made, engaging thriller. There are definitely certain minuses in the movie, but they can be conveniently over looked since the movie keeps you decently engaged.
Vijay Antony starrer movies have not been performing well recently in the big screen.
Kolaigaran has come out at a moment when he really needed to deliver a hit to please his audience and his fans!
And Kolaigaran has done just that. It has turned out to be a well-made, engaging thriller after all.
Read on to know what to expect from the movie!
The movie has a storyline perfect for a whodunit thriller. The movie deals with the smart coverup of a murder, and you can smell the tone of Thadam, and Papanasam.
And the movie is loosely based on the Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X.
Kolaigaran starts off with a murder where we can see the victim lying dead with a slit throat and blood.
Prabhakaran (Vijay Antony), confesses to the crime. But DCP Karthikeyan (Arjun) strongly believes that something is not really right.
He starts to investigate the murder and that leads to various twists and turns that keeps curious throughout.
We also have cleverly placed suspenses that, when revealed, not only satisfies us but also impacts us perfectly.
The move flows along with a nicely paced screenplay. The narration is apt and adds to the suspense factor of the movie.
The twists are perfectly placed so that we don’t feel bored. However we couldn’t help but notice the two awfully forced songs that stick out like a sore thumb.
We can also visualize director’s cinematic liberty where he has sprinkled logical loopholes in a very few places.
Perhaps if Kolaigaran is a commercial masala movie, these things won’t bother us. But since it happens to be a well made thriller, flaws like these are definitely noticeable.
Nevertheless, Andrew Louis manages to pull off a decent pace and narration style.
Acting by cast
Arjun Sarja shines as a cop and he delivers emotions, and dialogues in style. He is one of the biggest pluses of the movie!
Vijay Antony delivers his usual “flat face” performance, but luckily it aptly fits the Prabhakaran character in Kolaigaran.
However, that doesn’t help with the romance scenes and scenes that require a bit of emotion.
In particular, if he could improve his dialogue delivery, the intonation at least, that would help a lot!
Nasser, though occuping very little screen space, delivers neat performance.
Ashima Narwal has very little scope but she manages to score in the scenes she appears.
BGM is one of the biggest pluses too! Without such intense BGM, the movie would definitely not have been this engaging and impactful.
Simon definitely deserves to be applauded for the same.
Cinematography wonderfully lifts the mood of the movie. The color tone is brilliant and it helps spoon feed us certain situations.
The lighting and camera angles have also been done wonderfully.
Richard’s editing is apt and it helps keep the movie crisp and not boring.
Kolaigaran: Final Verdict
It has been a while since we have watched a decent thriller – apart from Thadam.
Kolaigaran eliminates that feeling and satisfies us with a well made, engaging, whodunit thriller.
There are definitely certain minuses in the movie, but they can be conveniently over looked since the movie keeps you decently engaged.